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Best source of compiled gun laws?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Gophfer, Dec 23, 2002.

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  1. Gophfer

    Gophfer Member

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    For me it has to be Packing.org . So much more than concealed carry.

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  2. sm

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    Agree

    I have clicked on States I'd be traveling through--just to make sure of any updates. I have my home state, and FL bookmarked--to keep abreast of changes. ( I have the non-res FL in conjunction with home CHL)
     
  3. Gophfer

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    I sure wish Florida could come to an agreement with VA, NC, & SC.:(
     
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    I understand Firemedic.

    Heck, my state has trouble agreeing within it's own borders--with anything.
     
  5. Seminole

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    The fault is not Florida's. As I understand it, Florida has the most liberal reciprocity policy in the country--it will reciprocate with any state that will agree to. The problem is that states like North and South Carolina are much pickier. When I was a resident of Florida I couldn't legally carry in SC, where I frequently visit. Now that I'm in Tennessee and have a Tennessee CCL I can carry in SC even though my Tennessee CCL was granted strictly on the basis of Tennessee's reciprocity with Florida. Go figure. . . !
     
  6. Gophfer

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    From what I understand the Florida CCW is for any concealed weapon and Virginia is limited to guns. For that reason VA won't issue because Va doesn't like the additional numchucks, knives etc. that Florida allows.
     
  7. labgrade

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    I've already suggested a float in Political that states a default packing.org at the top = best I've seen & still lacking due to an(y)inherent lag in any website. Wouldn't hurt to have that disclaimer.

    Could save a ton of traffic/allow a more informed discussion of applicable legalese. Anythig more current/on the horizon could easily enough be taken care of in general political state-discussion ... things change.

    Too, something I've tried with limited success, is to keep such sites as packing.org, up to date with what's current with our various states' conditions.

    Only the right thing to do - our states' regs change, things vary according to politics/legislature acts.
     
  8. gun-fucious

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    Some Great links there Gun-Fucious thanks much.
     
  10. NewShooter78

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    I also look through the NRA legal site from time to time as well. But I mainly look at packing.org.
     
  11. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

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    packing.org's my first stop as well.
     
  12. Jim March

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    Ya, packing.org is some VERY good stuff, for everything except maybe Class3/NFA issues.

    My site is very specialized - on California CCW issues, the shall-issue reform fight plus what's wrong with the existing system, there's nothing else like what I've got :).
     
  13. Houndawg

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    THe ATF Green Book, plus the ATF State Firearms Regulations book covers most of it.
     
  14. JeFF D

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    Packing is great for ease of finding information but is DOES have a legal discalimer IIRC.
     
  16. gun-fucious

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    this is also very good:
    http://www.atf.treas.gov/pub/fire-explo_pub/qa.pdf

    A. GENERAL QUESTIONS PAGE
    1. Businesses subject to regulation
    2. Licensing eligibility
    3. License or permit to carry
    4. Antiques
    5. Ammunition covered by the GCA
    6. Sale of firearms parts
    7. Making of firearms
    8. Sales of black powder

    B. UNLICENSED PERSONS
    1. Transfers of firearms
    2. Acquisition of firearms
    3. Out-of-State purchases of firearms
    4. Out-of-State purchases of ammunition
    5. Certain persons prohibited
    6. Law enforcement officers subject to restraining orders
    7. Transportation of firearms
    8. Mailing firearms
    9. Shipment of firearms by carriers
    10. Interstate shipment of firearms for sporting purposes
    11. Interstate change of address
    12. Residency--general
    13. Property ownership and/or residency
    14. Purchases by foreign visitors and other aliens
    15. Underage persons obtaining firearms
    16. Transfer of a curio or relic

    C. LICENSING
    1. Application procedure
    2. Locations covered by license
    3. Dual licensing
    4. Operations after expiration
    5. Surrender of records
    6. What records are to be surrendered
    7. Successor owner--need for license
    8. No State right/privilege conferred
    9. Dealing at gun shows only
    10. Change in location

    D. FORM 4473--FIREARMS TRANSACTION RECORD
    1. Form 4473 availability
    2. Private sales
    3. Dealer transferring to himself
    4. Execution of Form 4473--seller
    5. Means of identification
    6. Form 4473--when executed

    E. RECORDS REQUIRED--LICENSEES
    1. Bound book
    2. Multiple bound books
    3. Bound book--availability
    4. Approved variations
    5. Time for entries into bound book
    6. Ammunition
    7. Rental firearms
    8. Sale of personal firearms
    9. Computer records

    F. CONDUCT OF BUSINESS--LICENSEES
    1. Compliance with State and local laws
    2. Sales to out-of-State nonlicensees
    3. Out-of-State sales to law enforcement officers
    4. Employees under age 21
    5. Handguns--reporting multiple sales
    6. Firearm purchasers--age requirements
    7. Ammunition purchasers--age requirements
    8. Verification--licensees' status
    9. Verification--multi-licensed entity
    10. Deliveries after license expiration
    11. License to sell ammunition
    12. Sales at gun shows
    13. Sales at out-of-State gun shows
    14. Mailing firearms
    15. Consignment sales
    16. Reporting stolen firearms
    17. Stolen firearms--records
    18. Distribution of multiple sale forms
    19. Responses to trace requests
    20. Written notification on juvenile handgun possession
    21. Posting signs on juvenile handgun possession

    G. COLLECTORS
    1. Collector's license
    2. Collector's limitation
    3. Collector cannot engage in business
    4. Collector's need for dealer's license
    5. Form 4473
    6. Brady law
    7. Notification and posting signs concerning juveniles
    8. Disposition of records

    H. MANUFACTURERS
    1. License for each type of business
    2. Firearms not covered by ammunition license
    3. Ammunition covered by firearms license
    4. Reloaders of ammunition
    5. Excise taxes

    I. GUNSMITHS
    1. Activity requires license--when
    2. Records
    3. Form 4473
    4. Immediate repairs
    5. NFA weapon repair
    6. Notification and posting signs concerning juveniles
    7. Brady law

    J. PAWNBROKERS
    1. Disposition records
    2. Transactions
    3. Prohibited categories of persons
    4. Notification and posting signs concerning juveniles
    5. Brady law

    K. AUCTIONEERS
    1. License requirements
    2. Location of sales

    L. IMPORTING AND EXPORTING
    1. Importation by licensees other than importers
    2. Exportation

    M. FIREARMS--NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT (NFA)
    1. Firearms requiring registration
    2. Lawful acquisitions
    3. Tax on making
    4. Paying tax on making
    5. Unserviceable NFA firearms
    6. NFA firearms acquired by police
    7. Unregistered NFA firearms
    8. Penalties for unlawful possession
    9. Disposal of unregistered firearm
    10. Exemptions from making/transfer tax
    11. Qualified to import/manufacture/deal
    12. Payment--special (occupational) tax
    13. Special tax required for each activity--exception
    14. Licensed collector--NFA firearms
    15. Required transfer procedures
    16. Authorization to make
    17. Conversion part(s) subject to registration
    18. Out-of-State transfer
    19. Acceptable “law enforcement certificationsâ€
    20. Absence of duty to sign “law enforcement certificationâ€
    21. Refusal to sign "law enforcement certification"
    22. Approval to transfer interstate--when required
    23. Disapproved application to transfer interstate--options
    24. Application to transfer prior to receipt not allowed
    25. Pistol and attachable shoulder stock
    26. Evidence of registration required
    27. Status--empty grenades, shells, etc.
    28. Status--muzzle-loading cannons
    29. Status--grenade and rocket launcher attachments
    30. Definition of "conversion kit"

    N. MACHINE GUNS--NFA
    1. Manufacture by unlicensed person
    2. Transfers by registered owners

    O. SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS AND LARGE
    CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICES
    1. Restrictions on semiautomatic assault weapons
    2. Definition of semiautomatic assault weapon
    3. Restrictions on large capacity ammunition feeding devices
    4. Definition of large capacity ammunition feeding devices
    5. Exceptions to prohibitions
    6. Semiautomatic firearms also regulated under the NFA
    7. Replacement parts
    8. Sales to law enforcement officers
    9. Retention by officers upon retirement
    10. Assembly of semiautomatic assault weapon from previously
    owned parts
    11. Documentation for sales to law enforcement officers
    12. Stocking of semiautomatic assault weapons
    13. Stocking of large capacity ammunition feeding devices
    14. Markings on semiautomatic assault weapons
    15. Markings on large capacity ammunition feeding devices
    16. Magazines for Appendix A weapons not subject to restrictions
    17. Evidence that weapon not subject to restrictions
    18. Semiautomatic assault weapons classified as curios or relics
    19. Modifying weapons for sale to the public

    P. BRADY LAW
    1. Waiting periods
    2. Persons who must comply
    3. Effective date of permanent Brady law
    4. Operation of NICS
    5. Agencies that perform NICS checks
    6. States as points of contact for NICS checks
    7. Licensees advised of points of contact
    8. Charge for NICS checks
    9. Enrolling with FBI for access to NICS
    10. Firearms subject to NICS checks
    11. Antique firearms
    12. Transfers between licensees
    13. Transfers of curios or relics by licensed collectors
    14. Transfers by licensed dealers to licensed collectors
    15. Licensees’ sales of personal firearms
    16. Loan or rental of firearms
    17. Sales at gun shows
    18. Redemption of pawned firearms
    19. Pawnbroker’s disposition of pawned firearm when transfer
    “deniedâ€
    20. Repeated pawn of same firearm
    21. Pawnbroker’s NICS checks prior to accepting firearms in pawn
    22. Pawnbroker’s completion of Form 4473 on optional NICS check
    23. Action of pawnbroker when NICS check results in “denialâ€
    24. Action of pawnbroker when NICS check results in “approvalâ€
    25. Return of repaired firearm; transfer of replacement firearm
    26. Return of consignment firearm
    27. Sales to law enforcement officers for official use
    28. Sales to law enforcement officers for personal use
    29. Exceptions to requirement to initiate NICS check
    30. Required steps on transfer
    31. Identification of purchaser
    32. Non-over-the-counter sales subject to NICS
    33. Non-over-the-counter sales not subject to NICS
    34. Brady form
    35. Form 4473
    36. Social security numbers on Form 4473
    37. NICS responses--“proceedâ€, “deniedâ€, “delayedâ€
    38. “Business day†for purposes of Brady law
    39. Transfer of firearm after “delayed†NICS response
    40. Action of licensee after “denied†NICS response
    41. Advice by licensee to proposed transferee denied by NICS
    42. How transferee may learn of reasons for “denied†NICS
    response
    43. Recording NICS responses on Form 4473
    44. Action by licensee when no transaction number is provided
    45. Maintaining copy of Form 4473 when proposed transfer not made
    46. When to contact NICS
    47. Period of time a NICS check is valid
    48. When the period of validity of NICS check begins to run
    49. Orders for custom-made firearms
    50. Multiple firearms transactions
    51. When transfer may be made if NICS response is “proceed†or
    “delayedâ€
    52. State instant or point of sale checks as alternatives to NICS
    53. NICS checks after successful appeal of NICS “denialâ€
    54. Permit to carry concealed firearm as exception to NICS check
    55. How licensees know whether a permit is an alternative to NICS
    check
    56. Permits not covering type of firearm being purchased
    57. Use of concealed weapons permits outside States where issued
    58. Change in status of certain concealed weapons permits
    59. Concealed weapons permits issued more than five years ago
    60. Concealed weapons permits that have expired under State law
    61. Compliance with State instant check systems
    62. Compliance with State waiting periods after NICS “proceedâ€
    response
    63. Compliance with State law where State is the NICS point of
    contact
    64. Transfer of firearm to licensee’s own personal collection
    65. Sale of firearm registered under the NFA
    66. Sale to organization for raffling at event

    Q. MISDEMEANOR CRIMES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
    1. Definition of misdemeanor crime of domestic violence
    2. Effective date of disability
    3. Constitutionality of disability
    4. Example of conviction after effective date
    5. Example of conviction before effective date
    6. Applicable law to determine “convictionâ€
    7. What State and local offenses covered
    8. Convictions of local criminal ordinances
    9. Offenses punishable only by fine
    10. Meaning of “similarly situated to a spouseâ€
    11. Meaning of statutory language “as an elementâ€
    12. Effect of deferred adjudication
    13. Action by convicted licensees
    14. Action by convicted individuals
    15. Effect on law enforcement officers
     
  17. GuyWithQuestions

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    packing.org is good, but has limitations

    I think that packing.org is a good website, but at the same time it has limitations. I think that hangunlaws.us is a better website. Packing.org has maps for what states honor which permits. From what I've seen, and compared to actual .gov websites, their maps don't seem to be as updated as they could be, while handgunlaws.us usually is. Also, handgunlaws.us points out that various states will only honor permits from certain states if the permit holder is a resident of that state. The maps on packing.org don't point that out. Handgunlaws.us will state when anything was last updated, which I like. Packing.org is good in the way it has good links to any website that can help you out and has many discussions and current events.
     
  18. gdvan01

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    Are you talking about 3 different sites or are the fingers not quite awake?
     
  19. GuyWithQuestions

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    gdvan01,

    sorry, I fixed that. I'm so tired right now.
     
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